Outdoor recreation facility projects - parks, fields and trails

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Parks

  • 1. Ardrossan Trail and Pedestrian Bridge

    A 3-meter wide asphalt trail and pedestrian bridge which connects Creekside Drive with Third Avenue is now complete. This pathway allows pedestrians to access the Ardrossan Recreation Complex and the new boarded ice rink.

    Location

    Ardrossan Trail and Pedestrian Bridge Location Map

     

  • 2. Brentwood Park

    Master Plan approved

    On March 23, 2010, Strathcona County Council formerly approved this plan that guides the development of future recreational facilities, parks and open spaces in the Brentwood Park.  The master plan was developed, using input from the community visioning workshop held earlier this year. Guiding principles, needs and priorities for park development are identified. Direction for how the park is restored and enhanced, and what amenities may be added are included in the plan.

    Brentwood Park Master Plan

    Visioning Workshop

    On September 24, 2009, residents of Brentwood were asked to take part in a visioning workshop at the Brentwood Elementary School. This workshop provided a hands-on opportunity for residents to work directly with the planning team to identify guiding principles, needs and priorities for park revitalization within the community.

    Brentwood Park workshop agenda

    Existing conditions:

    park photos and aerial view

    Resident designs:

    proposed sketched vision

    Existing Brentwood Park 

    Overview of current Brentwood Park

  • 3. Broadmoor Lake Park Spray Park and Playground

    Broadmoor Lake Park Spray Park and Playground officially opened in July 1, 2015.

    Visit www.strathcona.ca/spraydecks for more information and spray park hours.

  • 4. Clover Bar Ranch Park Spray Deck

    The concrete walkway connecting the existing spray park to Jim Common Drive, the concrete pad for the portable toilet and the concrete apron along the existing spray pad were installed. Opening date for the spray park was June 22, 2012.

    Visit www.strathcona.ca/spraydecks for more information and spray deck hours.

  • 5. Deermound Dog Off-Leash Park

    The Deermound Dog Off Leash Park is a multi-purpose park serving residents across the County. The Park is located just west of Highway 21 and Highway 628 and is Strathcona County's only off-leash site. It is also enjoyed by nearby residents as their local park and is a beautiful natural area.

    Learn more about dogs in the park here.

  • 6. Emerald Hills Regional Park

    Emerald Hills Regional Park and Sports Pavilion officially opened in the fall of 2016.

  • 7. Heritage Hills Park

    Master Plan approved

    On March 23, 2010, Strathcona County Council formerly approved this plan that guides the development of future recreational facilities, parks and open spaces in the Heritage Hills Park.  The master plan was developed, using input from the community visioning workshop held earlier this year. Guiding principles, needs and priorities for park development are identified. Direction for how the park is restored and enhanced, and what amenities may be added are included in the plan.

    Heritage Hills Park Master plan

    Visioning workshop

    On October 5, 2009, residents of Heritage Hills were asked to take part in a visioning workshop at County Hall.  This workshop provided a hands-on opportunity for residents to work directly with the planning team to identify guiding principles, needs and priorities for park revitalization within the community.

    Heritage Hills Visioning Workshop Agenda

    Existing conditions:

    park photos and aerial view

    Resident designs:

    proposed sketched vision

  • 8. Kinsmen/Westboro Park

    Master Plan approved

    On March 23, 2010, Strathcona County Council formerly approved this plan that guides the development of future recreational facilities, parks and open spaces in the Kinsmen/Westboro Park.  The master plan was developed, using input from the community visioning workshop held earlier this year. Guiding principles, needs and priorities for park development are identified. Direction for how the park is restored and enhanced, and what amenities may be added are included in the plan.

    Westboro/Kinsmen Park Master plan

    Visioning workshop

    On September 30, 2009, residents of Westboro were asked to take part in a visioning workshop at St. Theresa Catholic School. This workshop provided a hands-on opportunity for residents to work directly with the planning team to identify guiding principles, needs and priorities for park revitalization within the community.

    Westboro/Kinsmen Visioning Workshop Agenda

    Existing conditions:

    park photos and aerial view

    Resident designs:

    proposed sketched vision

    Existing Westboro/Kinsmen Park

    Existing Westboro Park overview

     

  • 9. South Cooking Lake Park

    Master Plan approved

    On March 23, 2010, Strathcona County Council formerly approved this plan that guides the development of future recreational facilities, parks and open spaces in the South Cooking Lake Park.  The master plan was developed, using input from the community visioning workshop held earlier this year. Guiding principles, needs and priorities for park development are identified. Direction for how the park is restored and enhanced, and what amenities may be added are included in the plan.

    South Cooking Lake Park Master Plan

    Visioning workshop

    On June 16, 2009, residents of South Cooking Lake were asked to take part in a visioning workshop at the South Cooking Lake Hall. This workshop provided a hands-on opportunity for residents to work directly with the planning team to identify guiding principles, needs and priorities for park revitalization within the community.

    Visioning workshop agenda

    Visioning workshop presentation


Fields

  • 1. Centennial Park Diamond #5 Revitalization

    June 2010, the Sportsfield Strategy was approved by Council as a long-term strategic document that will guide outdoor sportsfield re-development, development and management.  This document promotes revitalizing existing sportsfield infrastructure before providing new.

    Due to a 2011 project which re-aligns and reconfigures four diamonds at the Sherwood Heights park, there became a need to find a location that could fit a Bantam level diamond that has minimal residential conflicts and could be a noteworthy diamond for Provincial level baseball tournament play.

    March 6, 2012, Council approved funds to expand the Centennial Park Ball Diamond #5.  This revitalized ball diamond will accommodate local minor Bantam level baseball.

    Work to expand the Centennial Park Ball Diamond #5 is complete.

  • 2. Heritage Hills Ball Diamond Revitalization

    June 2010, the Sportsfield Strategy was approved by Council as a long-term strategic document that will guide outdoor sportsfield re-development, development and management. This document promotes revitalizing existing sportsfield infrastructure before providing new.

    March 6, 2012, Council approved funds to expand the Heritage Hills Park Ball Diamond. The project included the expansion of the infield and the addition of foul line fencing.

    Heritage Hills Park

  • 3. Sherwood Heights Park - Ball Diamond Revitalization

    Strathcona County, in association with the Sherwood Park Minor Ball Association (SPMBA), has completed the redevelopment of the baseball fields at Sherwood Heights Park. This revitalization project included the re-orientation of the four baseball fields, complete with new fencing, backstops, dugouts, sod and shale infields.

    Sherwood Heights Park Baseball Field Redevelopment


Trails

  • 1. Brighton Bay Trail

    As part of the Open Space and Recreation Facility Strategy, multi-use trails were identified as being an essential outdoor recreational amenity. These paved linkages provide residents with opportunities to actively connect to surrounding neighbourhoods and experience a greater quality of life.

    Construction of the Brighton Bay Trail is complete.

    Location of the Brighton Bay Trail

  • 2. Centennial Wetland Trail

    As part of the Open Space and Recreation Facility Strategy, multi-use trails were identified as being an essential outdoor recreational amenity. These linkages provide residents with opportunities to actively connect to surrounding neighbourhoods and experience a greater quality of life.

    Construction of the Centennial Wetland North Trail is now complete.

    Centennial North Trail Location Map

    Centennial Wetland North Trail – Resting Area Project

    Thanks to a contribution from Pembina Pipeline Corporation a new resting area will be developed along the Centennial Wetland North Trail. Design elements of the resting area include picnic tables, benches, trees, native shrubs, a granular pad and more. Construction will begin October 2, 2017, and anticipated completion is October 31, 2017.

    Rest area plans

  • 3. Heritage Hills Wetland Trail Revitalization

    Based on feedback collected at the September 29, 2009 open house, upgrades to the gravel trail at Heritage Hills Wetland were needed. Construction was completed Spring 2010.

  • 4. Josephburg Trail

    The existing trail in Josephburg Heritage Park was built thanks to the efforts of the Josephburg Agriculture Society in 1989 when the Heritage Park was constructed. Over the years the trail has deteriorated and was identified in the Josephburg Community Recreation Master Plan as a rehabilitation project.

    Josephburg Trail

    The Josephburg Community Recreation Master Plan was approved by Council on November 6, 2012 and was developed to help guide Strathcona County's attention and investment within the hamlet boundaries for the next 10+ years. Josephburg Community Recreation Master Plan

    The plan is based on four themes:

    1. Trails
    2. Sports
    3. Specialty Areas
    4. Community Gathering

    The trail rehabilitation project is the first project from the Josephburg Community Recreation Master Plan to move forward and is now complete. The new trail offers multi-use opportunities for the whole community.

    Josephburg Trail Location Map

  • 5. Lakeland Ridge Trail

    As part of the Open Space and Recreation Facility Strategy, multi-use trails were identified as being an essential outdoor recreational amenity. These paved linkages provide residents with opportunities to actively connect to surrounding neighbourhoods and experience a greater quality of life.

    Construction of the Lakeland Ridge Trail is complete.

  • 6. Ordze Trail

    As part of the Open Space and Recreation Facility Strategy, multi-use trails were identified as being an essential outdoor recreational amenity. These paved linkages provide residents with opportunities to actively connect to surrounding neighbourhoods and experience a greater quality of life.

    Construction of the asphalt trail in Ordze Park is now complete.

    Ordze Park Asphalt Trail Map

  • 7. Ridgepoint Trail

    As part of the Open Space and Recreation Facility Strategy multi-use trails were identified as being an essential outdoor recreational amenity. These paved linkages provide residents with opportunities to actively connect to surrounding neighbourhoods and experience a greater quality of life.

    Construction of the Ridgepoint Trail is complete. This north/south missing link will connect to the existing Heritage Parkway Trail at Ridgepoint Way and run south to Wye Road.


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Last updated: Thursday, January 11, 2018
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